The 2021 “AIO-award” was awarded to Ziena Abdulrahman (LUMC).

The award allowed her to visit the World Immunotherapy Council annual meeting 2021, Washington D.C., USA.

We have asked her to write a short report:

“In November 2021 I had the honor to represent the Netherlands in Washington D.C at the World Immunotherapy Council-Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer annual meeting, thanks to the KWF-DTIM award. I got the opportunity to present our latest findings regarding the importance of the spatial organization of anti-tumor immunity for survival of cancer patients, identified by using comprehensive high-dimensional techniques and machine learning.

It was an incredible experience, which allowed me to learn about the latest developments in the field of immunotherapy, discuss innovative ideas and strategies with colleagues and expand my network, as well as to think about ways to apply the latest insights in our own research!”